Latest exam updates

Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

Performance Grade exams

We are now offering Performance Grade exams every month. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15SG when you book. Please also read our terms and conditions here.

Performance Grades discount: system error

We currently have an error in our systems relating to discount codes. When you add the code your order summary will show that 15% has been added to the total, not taken away. However, the 15% discount will be applied to your booking and the correct total will appear at the top of the next screen before you pay. We're working to fix this and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Singapore office

On government advice, we will be following a more flexible and hybrid way of working. Although working from home is still encouraged, from 12 April we will be able to answer a limited number of calls and applicants can contact us via the Local Contact - ABRSM: Local exam contacts. We will continue to update you when further information is published by Ministry of Manpower.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

About our exams

We have designed our graded music exams to motivate instrumental and singing students of all ages and a wide range of abilities.

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Are exams right for my child?

If your child is working hard to make progress with their music, they need a way to recognise their success and reassurance that they're on the right track.

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Choosing the right instrument

Learning an instrument in childhood can spark a lifelong love for music. So how do you make the choice? We can help.

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Supporting your child on exam day

Tips and advice on how you can best support your child before and after the exam aswell as the day itself.

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Helping your child practice

As a parent you will want to do all you can to aid your child’s musical development and a key part of this is encouraging your child to practice.

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Apps & Practice tools

Our award winning app and practice tools can help maximise your child's chances of exam success.

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